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1990 Audi Coupe Quattro 20v 2.3L heater VIN: WAUGE58B3L
Hey Audi Techs, I have this one kicking our butt, the customer complaint is "lack of heat" the coolant temperature is slightly low, 1/3 of guage. Heat output is luke warm at best. (Not Hot) We inspected operation & removed heater valve to test(OK).We blew thru...
1995 Audi A6 2.8L No Start VIN: WAUFA84A3S
Thank you in advance for your help. This vehicle was a tow in... customer attempted to replace his t-stat and figured it was over his head... put the timing cover back on and then it would not start. We tested for spark. None. Tested for injector pulse. None. ...
2001 Audi A4 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDC68D41
Vehicle was towed in for broken serp. belt which soon turned into jumped timing belt due to broken belt which became entangled. After removing cyl. head we found all valves bent which was not suprising. We replaced cyl. head with exchange cyl head due to damag... Trouble codes: P0011 (Bank 1 Camshaft advance adjustment Specified value not obtained.)
1998 BMW 528i 2.8L bad smell from vents VIN: WBADD6329W
OK, guys and the few gals out there. This Bimmer came to me with the complaint of a foul odor when the heater is turned on. I found that their was a slight odor of coolant coming through the vents. Customer says the odor was stronger as times. The repairs in t...
1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L SRS / Seatbelts VIN: WBAGJ8327W
Airbag codes 05 and 06. (Drivers and passengers seatbelt tensioners) Customer says that when he started the car, he heard a loud bang and saw smoke inside the car. He had a passenger and both belts were fastened. Code come back right away. He tried to drive th...
1994 Land Rover Defender 90 3.9L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: SACDV2280R
Hello every one, I am helping another shop with this one.This came in as a no start with no spark.They put a module in it and it ran.Then it started.Then it was cuting out all the time.They put in a fuel pump.iwas still cutting out.I came to look at it.What i... Trouble codes: 02 (ecm powered up), 03 (Loss of power to ecm)
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSA29M3X
Hello all ! i hope u can help me out on this one . i have this jetta that runs great but the mil is on and none of my diagnostic equipment will comunicate. The only problem with this car is that when its cold it doesnt want to shift until it gets warm . ive be...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWPB81H5X
Hi Vw techs I am a dodge guy, so this vw is out of my area of expertise. My sons freind has this jetta with the mill on I get a code 1582 manfactures code. This is where I need some help. What is a code 1582 and what do I need to look at or do to repair this ... Trouble codes: 1582 (unknown)
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L engine VIN: WVWPD23B4Y
I'm replacing an engine on a 2000 Passat with a used replacement. I'm trying to determine the compatability of engines out of automatic and manual vehicles. Some salvage yards asked for VIN and transmission type and some say it doesn't matter. VW parts said th...
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L Radio VIN: B6YE128210
Hi, this car came in with very poor radio reception on AM and FM. We replaced the antenna mast and base assembly. This fixed the FM, but the AM is still weak and has much static. I thought there may be interference from the engine or other accessory however I ...
1990 Volvo 740 2.3L turbo VIN: V187476239
I get a strong detonation when full throttle is applied - timing is computer controlled, and boost pressure reads 9 psi on my guage - anyone know what it should be for this year/model? I want to adjust it down but can't find a value - thanks
1999 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L cambelt VIN: YVITS90K5Y
Hallo.This is in regards to a cambelt problem of a Volvo S80 T6.The cambelt comes of the camshaft sprocket.I am posting this for a collegue who came in asking us for help,but the problem did not make any sense to us either.So I wonder if any of you Volvo speci...
2001 Volvo C70 2.3L Dash Light on VIN: YV1NC53D71
There are no problems that are noted but the check engine light continues to come on at times. It is more consistant now but the code has remained the same. Thanks Trouble codes: P1171 (ECM 261a-long term fuel trim.)

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1999 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUBA24B3X
Well merry Christmas to all. Most of the replies pointed to an injector problem. Swapped #1 and #2 injectors. Problem followed the injector. I replaced the faulty injector and car is now running fine. It must have been partly clogged because the drop test show... Trouble codes: 300 (missfire 1 cylinder).
1985 BMW 318i 1.8L No Start, Stall VIN: WBAAC7406F
Well, it is fixed. We have driven it probably about 80 miles without a hitch. Michael had suggested that the EFI controller was where the problem was and he was correct. We did get it to run for a short period of time but as soon as we tapped on the controller...
2000 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L exp.tank cap VIN: WBAFB3348Y
i had 2 replies that were not of any real help, but i got a call from a bmw guru that has had this same problem with many late bmw models. he had spoken to a behr company rep,that said they have several manufacturing facilities in different countries and they ...
1982 Mercedes-Benz 300SD 3.0L kick down/throttle pressure cable VIN: YZMB240089
Turns out there was a problem with the valve body actuating the first gear band and a reconditioned unit was installed - thanks to all for your help
1990 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 2.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBDA29D0L
Thanks for all the help I recieved on this one. I am a Bosch master tech and was in contact with the Bosch tech line aloton this one. I had wiring diagrams that showed this car having a 25 pin CIS controller and some that showed 55 pins. None were correct. Bos... Trouble codes: 2 (throttle valve switch malfunction).
1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L fuel gauge VIN: 4JGAB54EWA
We made appointment with Dealer to repair this vehicle. But customer kept postponing appointment. Well He finaly showed up, we took it in and the Deraler replaced cluster. Imagine that, it works.
2001 Mercedes-Benz S600 5.8L oil leak VIN: WDBNG78J91
Thanks to Richard and Karen for the replies, I removed the intake and there it is. In between the heads on the block is an oil cooler. Oil is leaking mostly from the back and some from the front. The real drag is that the heads have to come off to remove thi...
1992 Saab 900 Turbo 2.0L SRS indicator light VIN: YS3AL35L2N
Thanks everyone! Unfortunately a Saab specific tool is required. The Knoxville dealer doesn't have and there is not any 'Saab' shops in our area.
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L ABS Module VIN: 3VWSE69M52
This one did need an ABS Module - It was dead - Along with intermittent no communication, when it did come to life it wouldn't recognize unplugged wheel sensors being a problem - no codes ever! The unit is tucked in there pretty tight & comes seperate from the...
2000 Volvo C70 2.3L engine VIN: YV1NC53D6Y
The rod bearings were shot on this engine--I mean wiped out. #2 was the worst--the wrist pin boss on #2 rod was 'kissing' both crankshaft counterweights, at idle. We could twist the rod on the crank journal, it was that loose. But, off idle it was quiet as a b...
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